The Flametenders

Gabrielle Story 949811478587


17th Century or Earlier

Gabrielle Story

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Empress Maria was a child priestess in the disbanded cult of the Vestal Virgins. She fakes her death to escape her marriage to a vile ruler and journeys to find Celia—the last Chief of the Vestals—to persuade her to lift the deadly curse cast upon her mother. Maria's reunion with Celia teaches her about the life of a Vestal she never had the chance to lead.


Historical Fiction,

Short Summary

A barren empress, Maria, suffers through her marriage to a vile ruler. But when her mother is stricken with a curse cast upon her for trying to steal a necklace from a cherished statue, Maria fakes her death to find the woman responsible and save her mother's life.


Ancient Rome, 408 CE

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Philosophical Questions

Mature Audience Themes

Nudity, Sexual Abuse

Main Character Details

Name: Maria Stilicho

Age: 20

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Beautiful, Desperate, Educated, Obedient, Perseverance

Additional Character Details

Name: Celia Concordia (true name Coelia Concordia)

Age: 46

Gender: Female

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Masculine, Religious, Badass, Blunt, Complex, Honorable, Leader, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Outspoken, Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Rhea Silvia

Age: 38

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Clumsy, Desperate, Faithful, Gracious, Insecure, Naive, Uneducated

Additional Character Details

Name: Aemilia

Age: 16

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Aspiring, Beautiful, Charming, Desperate, Insecure, Romantic, Secretive

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Female leaning

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: No

Hard Copy Available



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